#084: Mushroom Paper

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  1. October 17, 2016

    […] use of this mushroom (at least with the older specimens) would be to make paper out of it (see FFF#084)!  The Dryad’s Saddle is one of the few fleshy polypores with which papermaking works well.  […]

  2. October 17, 2016

    […] by Miriam C. Rice, who I have previously mentioned as the inventor of mushroom papermaking (FFF#084). The procedure for mushroom dyeing is pretty much the same as when using other natural dyes: treat […]

  3. June 23, 2017

    […] Most field guides this mushroom edible, although there does not seem to be a consensus on edibility.1,2,5,13 Mycologist Bill Russell suggests this mushroom is best when young.1 Personally, I do not find the mushroom very appetizing. Its odor – which does not go away when dried – is too unpleasant for me to consider eating the mushroom. Perhaps very young specimens are less smelly. However, L. persicinus does make good (if a bit pungent) mushroom paper (see FFF#084). […]

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